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Academic Development Directorate

SOAS Scholars: Thinking Globally!

SOAS Scholars is a new project aiming to enable talented Year 12 students from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds to progress to selective Higher Education institutions. It utilizes SOAS' unique position - as the place for those who want to develop their understanding of the world, widen their horizons and re-examine preconceptions of Asia, Africa and the Middle East - as the foundation for an engaging, challenging and useful outreach programme.

SOAS Scholars consists of ten Saturday morning sessions (10am to 1pm) taking place on selected dates between October and March. These sessions will consists of a mixture of small group project work with current SOAS students, masterclasses delivered by SOAS lecturers, and study support. Lunch will be provided. In addition, a summer school will be held in the summer, and quarterly meetings will take place when participants have progressed to Year 13.

One of the founding principles of SOAS Scholars is that exposure to different disciplines is a valuable tool for developing skills that will positively impact on participants' current studies (as well as giving a fuller picture of options available in HE). As such, participants will sample different academic disciplines during the course of the project. These will be taken from SOAS' specialisms in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (including Law), and pupils with an interest in one of these areas will be most suitable for the project. 

Please see the document below for further information on the project, and please note that the deadline for 2013 has now passed. This project will run again next academic year.

SOAS Scholars Flyer (pdf; 680kb)

Pupils with a particular interest in languages are encouraged to apply for the Step-On project also offered by SOAS.